Thursday, June 14, 2012

Library Administration & Management

1. Who was the pioneer of the Open Access system in the British Public libraries?
Ans. James Duff Brown

2. Who coined the term "Librametry" and what does it denote?
Ans: Dr. S R Ranganathan.
        It is the statistical study of library science and service.
3. Who Invented the Browne Charging system? And when?
Ans: Miss Nina E Browne in 1895

4. What are the four infamous enemies of libraries?
Ans: Fire, Water, Vermin and Human beings.
5. What is the other name for book ends?
Ans: Book Supports.

6. Name the librarian that introduced the Newark Charging system for the issue of books.
Ans: John Cotton Dana.

7. Dr. S R Ranganathan evolved a "Three card System" for the maintenance of periodicals record. What are the three cards maintained under this system?
Ans: Register Card, Check card and Classified Index Card.

8. Who introduced the first Electrically operated book charging system and when?
Ans: The Gaylord brothers in 1932.

9. What is the other name for Audio-charging system? Where was it put into use for the first time?
Ans: Dictaphone charging system.
        St. Louis County Public Library.

10. What is the other name for the Circulation department of a library?
Ans: Loan department.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Unit I: Information, Information Science, Information Society, Information as a Resource / Commodity, Information Transfer Cycle (Generation, Collection, Storage, and Dissemination), Role of Information (In Planning, Management, Socio-Economic Development, Technology Transfer), Communication (Channel, Barriers), Intellectual Property Rights (Concept, Copyright, Censorship, Print and Non Print Media), Library and Information Policy at the National Level

Unit II: Laws of Library Science, Library Resource Sharing and Networking, Library Movement, Library Legislation in India, Library Extension Services, Library and Information Science Education in India, Library and Information Profession, Library Association in India, UK and USA, ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, LA, ASLIB, SLA, ALA, Library Association Organization at International Level, FID, IFLA, UNESCO

Unit III: Sources of Information (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Documentary and Non Documentary), Reference Sources {Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical sources, Year Books / Almanacs, Directories and Handbooks, Statistical (Salient features and evaluation)}, Bibliographical Sources {Bibliographies, Union Catalogue, Indexing and Abstracting Journals (Salient features and Evaluations)}, E-documents (e-books, e-journals), Databases {Bibliographic, Numeric and Full text (Evaluation)}

Unit IV: Reference and Information Services, Referral Services, Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Services, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report, Online Services, Translation Services, Reprographic Services

Unit V: Organization of Knowledge / Information, Modes of Formation of Subjects, Library Classification (Cannon and Principles), Library Classification Schemes (DDC, UDC, CC), Library Cataloguing (Cannons and Principles), Library Cataloguing Codes (CCC and AACR 2), Bibliographic Records, Intellectual Standards (ISBD, MARC and CCF), Indexing (Pre and Post co-ordinate), Vocabulary Control (Thesaurus and List of Subject Heading), Databases (Search Strategies and Boolean Operators), Knowledge Management

Unit VI: Management (Principles, Functions and School of Thoughts), Planning, Organization Structure, Decision Making, System Study (Analysis, Evaluation and Design), Collection Development (Books, Serials, non books Material), Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance, ISBN, ISSN, Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP), Human Resource Management, Manpower Planning, Job Analysis, Job Description, Selection, Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Staff Manual, Leadership and Performance Evaluation, Delegation of Authority, Financial Management, Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost Benefit Analysis, PERT, CPM, Library Building and Equipments, Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centers and Services, Marketing Information Product and Services, Total Quality Management (TQM)

Unit VII: Information Technology, Components of Information Technology, Impact of IT on Society, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Storage Devices, Output / Input Devices, Telecommunications, Transmission Medias, Switching Systems, Bandwidth, Multiplexing, Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communications, Fax, Email, Tele conferencing / video conferencing, Bulleting Board Service, Teletex, Videotex, Voice Mail, Networking (Concept) Networking Topologies, Network Types (LAN, MAN, WAN), Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia, Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN), Open Systems Interconnections (OSI)

Unit VIII: Library Automation, Areas of Library Automation, Planning Library Automation, Hardware and Software Selection for Automation, OPAC, Networks, ERNET, NICNET, DELNET, JANET, BLAISE, OCLC, INFLIBNET, Internet, Components of Internet, Internet Services (Browsing, Web Browsers, Search Engines, Meta Data Digital Object Identifier (DOI), National and International Information Systems, NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, INIS, AGRIS, MEDLARS, INSPEC.

Unit IX: Types of Research (Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary), Research Design, Scientific Method, Hypothesis, Data Collection, Sampling, Methods of Research (Historical, Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental), Statistical Methods, Data Analysis, Report Writing, Research Methods in Library and Information Science and Services, Bibliometrics

Unit X: Types of Libraries {National, Public, Academic, and Special (Objectives, structures and functions), Digital Libraries (Concept), Virtual Libraries (Concept), Types of Users, User Studies, User Education, Role of UGC in the Growth and Development of libraries and information centers in institutes of Higher Education in India, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF)


1. The five laws of library science were enunciated
            1928, Ranganathan

2. The Indian Library Association was founded at
            Calcutta in 1933

3. The definition of a Public Library was formulated by UNESCO in 1949 and was revised in

 4. The Russian State Library is located in

 5. The first librarian of National Library, Calcutta was
            B.S. Keshvan

6. The birth of ILA took place in the year.

 7. What was the name of the National Library of India before Inde pendence ?
            Imperial Library

 8. Books for all is a variant, i.e.
            Second, Every reader his/her boolc          

 9. The National Science Library is the part of

 10. Library Association (U.K.) was formed in


1. The Term 'Information Science' came into existence in :

2. The Shannon-Weaver Model of Information is Criticized for:
            Being too mathematical

3. Transborder data flow refers to:
            Exchange of electronic information between countries

4. "Half life" of Information implies that
            As information ages-it is used less

5.  The term 'Informatics' was coined by:
            Mikhailov, Chernji, Gilyarevaskii

6. Growth of Information beyond manageable limit is:
            Infonnation Explosion

7. The concept of anamalous state of knowledge was proposed by:

8. Information is:
            Processed data

9. Information is the product and process both" said by ;
            J. Martin

10.  Topmost consumer of Infomation are :
            Researcher and Scientist